I would like to introduce you to Stella. You have seen her many times before in piece after piece. In the summer of 2006 I found a scrapbook at an estate sale. In it were over 100 snapshots, many of which featured this lovely soul. Stella has come through for me on countless occasions. I am beginning to wonder if she and I have some kind of connection. Maybe from somewhere out there she is reaching out to me. I feel that finding her, finding that scrapbook propelled me to another level in my art... it marks the beginning of what I have evolved to today. This or very shortly after this is when I gained the courage to start painting my backgrounds. I can continuously count on her to bring my art to exceptionally meaningful level... In the darkest times, and the brightest times her photos are what surface and inspire me. I have never officially introduced you, so I thought I would do so today. I found her name on one of the many photographs, and it happens to be the one I chose for this piece. How appropriate.
I will be posting a tribute to her with examples of the pieces featuring her soon...
This piece was created on 10 x 8 inch claybord. I have mounted it to 3/4 inch wrapped canvas.
This piece came from my journal pages. I don't incorporate artwork in my journal... Well maybe a few sketches here and there, mostly I just write. Sometimes I record feelings, but most of the time specific ideas for future pieces... sometimes including a small print of a photo referencing my inspiration. But this piece came from about 4 or 5 pages of journalling about how I was feeling. It represents the end of a special relationship... The circles for this piece represent how we have been here before. Why have we come back to this place? I do know that I don't want to return here. It is far to painful.
Well, Thank you all for looking!